> DScribr Wrote:
> > I've contacted Captain Brad via email w/ the
> > of getting some specific info on the Beatrice's
> > dimensions, tonnage, etc. (see link).
> > it seems the extreme weight of the Sarcophagus,
> > (and having been poorly loaded, etc.) was the
> > ship's undoing.]
> > re.htm
> Thanks, I hadn't seen his site before. But I do
> have the details to hand. :)
> Personally, I'm not buying the 'loading error'.
> Beatrice was 224 tons, the sarcophagus 3. Plus,
> there is no way to substantiate this definitively.
> :( Sure, I recognize the possibility, but really,
> we could never know. I have more confidence that
> the laders were well aware of correctly placing
> the object midships, with proper ballast, and/or
> properly secured in place.
> > Here's a bit of info from the link below,
> > "....There are several vessels named Beatrice
> > this timeframe, but the most likely, whose
> > and master was a man named Wichelo, was a brig
> > some 224 tons built in 1827 which had been
> > involved in the transatlantic trade with
> > cargo between Quebec and England in the early
> > 1830s, as well as in the Mediterranean; at the
> > time of her loss she had been classified as
> > ‘second description of the first class, well
> > sufficiently found,’ having earlier been
> > modified to snow-rig, been copper-sheathed on
> > occasions and having had iron instead of wooden
> > knees to hold up her deck timbers...."
> > eatrice
> M. Gibbons has a few errors there.
> One is: the transatlantic trade was not with
> Quebec (Canada), she was only built there.
> There are other errors I am very surprised coming
> from such an esteemed and experienced mariner.
You may be correct as the Ship was well-built, and had an experienced crew, etc.
My thinking, (speculation) was that she was overloaded to begin with, and IF the Sarcophagus, (along w/ other cargo) was on deck, she would've been top-heavy. (Not sure if it's accurate, but I've read that she reported problems w/ shifting load....in Malta, IIRC.)
Rouge wave maybe???
(I knew that she was only built there.)
Plz enlighten me, (us) regarding the other errors.
Thanks in advance.
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